Business briefs offer information about Carroll County-based companies, employees and their operations, news of awards, promotions, new business openings, new hires, etc. Send your release to the Carroll County Times, P.O. Box 169, Westminster, MD 21158, or email@example.com. Information must be submitted no later than four weeks after an event; include date of the event. Items run on a first-come, first-served, space-provided basis.